Thursday, June 19, 2008

Extended Leave of Absence

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been around lately, I have been cut off from the Internet until I finish this quarters school work; however I was allowed to put this post on. I have been procrastinating for a while and it is catching up with me. *blushes and goes to hide face in corner* So, you can expect no post for at least three or more weeks because this weekend we have the It's Great to be Catholic! Conference in Lansing, MI, this coming week is school work, and then is a week of Miles Jesu camp *gets hyper, jumps all around the room throwing papers in the air and yelling for joy...settles down and comes back to type*, and then another week or two to finish up the quarter. I have four and a half essays and about 2-3 weeks worth of Seton school work and tests to do. So as you can see I am really busy and could really use some prayers right now. Thanks for understanding and for all those that are going to camp...see you in 9 days!!!!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Funny Clip

I am out of ideas on what to post today so I'll send you over to Lady Rose's blog. She was uninspired (like me) but found a clip to post that was hilarious! So click here if you are need of a good laugh...and even if you don't need one!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sorry

I am trying differant templates and "fixings", so you will have to excuse the "mess" and frequent changes for a while. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment. Thanks!

I have been Tagged!!!

Oh dear. Why did it have to be authors? I am not an author person, but I will strive to do my best! Lady Rose has tagged me and here it goes.

Rules:
Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.

Who is your all-time favorite author and why?
I really don't have a favorite author, because I don't have a favorite book, because I love too many books! To name one of my favorite authors: Joseph W. Yoder who wrote the book Rosanna of the Amish. I have always admired the Amish and here is a true story with true facts of the Amish. I love this book!

Who was your first favorite author and why? Do you still consider him/her to be among your favorites? My favorite author was Louisa May Alcott for her book Little Women. I grew up with that book whether in a simplified version or the whole thing. She is still my favorite author because I have just recently discovered her book Old Fashioned Girl and fell in love with it. Louisa has a way of writing that hits the nail on the head in regards to problems girls face today even thought the books were written decades ago.

Who is the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?
Colleen Hammond would be my most recent addition because of her book Dressing with Dignity. She has such clarity and brings girls to reality with clothes. I used to dress strictly pants, shorts, and capries; with skirts on Sunday. I detested the idea of wearing skirts during the week all day long; but with Colleen's book (and the beautiful example set by many of the girls at the Miles Jesu Camp in Illinois) I now wear practically all skirts and and have a greater respect and understanding of modesty and femininity.

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth?
Probably James Heriot because I love his books on his veterinarian adventures, and because his name is an easy one to remember. *smile*

I now hereby tag:
Bethany
Leah
Cheri
Keri
That's all the people I can tag because everyone else's blogs that I visit have already been tagged! Lol!

Thoughts

Well, I am back and I am alive!!!! After the storms, family staying over for a week, and a terrible 1 1/2 days of some yucky, flu-like sickness I am here. Whew! We had a wonderful week with my Aunt Boo(Betsy), Uncle Steve, and cousins Chloe, Louie, and Joshua visiting from Delaware. I think my favorite part of their stay was our late night game of "Speed Uno". Uno is a card game and is a personal favorite.

Here is a song that has been running through my head and I wanted to share it with y'all. I believe that radio stations refused to play this song because it wasn't "socially correct". Don't you just hate that! Hope you like it.

video

Back in CA, I took piano lessons from a person by the name of Lori Marvin. This lady had the most beautiful, gorgeous voice and had a degree in music. Click here for the website. You will probably like the song called, “Savior” it is a key board song…..the rest are all kinda louder stuff. Let me know what you think of it.

Apparently I have been tagged....and as soon as I figure what to do with that i will post whatever it is I am supposed to do. *wink*

Monday, June 9, 2008

Weather, Family, and Quotes

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been on for awhile. I have been really busy with cleaning, visiting with relatives from out of state, and tornadoes!!!! We have had bad weather since Friday and had to go to the basement twice! Yesterday, this wind came up out of no where and it tore part of the shingling off the roof and part of the gutter! It was wild! Family is staying with us till about Wednesday so I might not be on for a little while. Well, keep us in your prayers, aaaaaaand all of the quotes are filled in except for #7. Whoever gets that one right I will....I will....do something for them. Haha!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Guess the Quote!

I got this idea from Lady of the Rose, and since I love movies I thought I would give it a go! Here is how it works:
1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
4. Put it in bold when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. Looking them up is cheating, please don’t.
Have fun!

1. “I would’ve been able to forgive his vanity had he not wounded mine.” -Pride and Prejudice~Lady of the Rose (Amanda)

2. “You are a mouse.”
“I was expecting something more original.”
(I am sure you all know this one!) -Prince Caspian~ Remmirath

3. “Gideon say something nice.”
“Nice night for a coon hunt.” -
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers~ Clare (Mamselle Duroc)

4. “This dock is off limits to civilians.”
“I’m terribly sorry. I didn’t know. If I see one I shall inform you immediately.”
-Pirates of the Caribbean~Remmirath

5. “Gentleman, why is this letter capitalized?”
“Because it’s important.”
-National Treasure~Remmirath

6. “I ain’t gonna smell it if that’s what you want!” -The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe~Remmirath

7. “Do you call this a diplomatic solution?”
“No, I call it aggressive negotiations.” -
Star Wars: The Clone Wars~ Claire (Lily Maiden)

8. “Little Jess, does thee think I’m pretty?”
“Thee is not ugly.”
-Friendly Persuasion~Remmirath

9. “….will you be sure to spell it with an ‘e’?” -Anne of Green Gables~Remmirath

10. “Are her lips chaffed by the desert heat? Or they moist like a pomegranate?”-Ten Commandments~Lady of the Rose (Amanda)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Catholic Info

Hey everyone! Now that I have a blog I can share with people some things about my beloved faith.....and now is the time! Here are some thoughts (and facts) to start with:

The Eucharist: The Catholic faith is centered around the Eucharist; which we believe is truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. If a Catholic doesn't believe that, he/she has no right calling themselves a Catholic; as Fr. John Corapi says, "If you do not believe what we [the Church] believe, then you are a heretic!" Without the Eucharist we would be any other Protestant religion. How do we know that it is Jesus in that tiny host and not just bread? "Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.' "(Luke 22: 19) Did you get that? He didn't say "this represents my body", or "pass crackers around on Sunday in imitation of this." No. He said, "This is my body...do this in memory of me."! We are ultimately blessed to have Christ at our disposal everyday of the year, except Good Friday. We can never appreciate or fully conceive Who we are receiving..it is so awesome!

Where we came from: There is a Catholic T-shirt that says, "Who started your Church?" Jesus started ours and other Christian faiths have sprung from it. Martin Luther started the Lutheran Church, Chuck Smith started Calvary Chapel, and I believe it was John Smyth who started the Baptist church. Why after hundreds of years after Jesus Christ would these persons feel that they were "called" to start the true church? Jesus started the Catholic Church, nobody else. We know it is the true Church because we have the four marks: one-holy-apostolic-catholic (universal). We are one: because we profess the same faith, have the same sacrifice, and sacraments, and are united under one and the same invisible head (Jesus) and visible head (the pope; the Vicar of Christ); we are holy: the Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ (who is all holy), and because it teaches holy doctrines (under the Holy Spirit), and provides the means of leading a holy life; our Church also gave the world its saints; we are apostolic: we can trace its origins to the apostles; and we are catholic/universal: because we are destined to last for all time, it never fails to fulfill the divine commandment to teach all nations all the truths revealed by God.

The Pope: What other church has a pope to lead them? The pope, whoever he is, is not perfect, he is human just like anyone else but we are guaranteed by Jesus Christ that the pope would never be wrong in matters of Faith and Morals. (Matthew 16: 18-19) He is our spiritual father who guides the people of the Church. Some people say that the Pope is rich because he surrounded by such wealth, this is not true because when a man is ordained, he takes a vow of poverty. All those riches you see belong to the Church, not the pope.

Mary: Protestants say that Catholics worship Mary, and that we deny that we worship her when asked about it. Well, duh! We deny it because we do not worship Mary!!!! We honor her, we don't worship her, because that would be idolatry. Protestants treat Mary as a nobody. Why? How could you not honor the one woman on earth chosen to carry within her, hold, and raise God. Mary was free from original sin. Why? Because how could the Almighty, Divine God be conceived into an imperfect being, who is blemished by sin? She had to be perfect and pure. Mary is our spiritual Mother who helps us reach heaven; she intercedes for us to her Son, and what true Son does not honor his mother's request? (the Wedding Feast at Cana [John 2: 3-8] ) People question why we have statues and pictures of Mary and the saints in our homes. Well, we have them there to remind us of them; it is just like carrying a picture of your friends or family members in your wallet or having their picture up on the wall.

(Reference for this post: Baltimore Catechism and the Bible)

Well, that is all for now folks! God bless you all.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Caption It

Okay, I am going to attempt to put one "caption it" photo on my blog every month. I don't have a large selection on pics at the moment so this one will have to do for now:



These are my brothers; the one on the left is Gaby, on the right - Tony, and the one strangling them is Danny. *smile*

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And here is a funny, misc. pic a family member sent me. I laughed so hard when I saw this! Hope you get as many laughs out of it as I did!